National University’s Center for Cultural and Ethnic Studies
Department of Social Sciences Colloquium
Event: “Oil Poor, Oil Rich: Problems of Social Transformations in Middle East”
Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place: Spectrum Campus
9388 Lightwave Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123-1426
- Talks will take place in room 150 (The Leadership Room).
- Morning and afternoon refreshments as well as lunch will be provided.
- Lunch will be in Room 114.
- The book signing will be in the lobby.
Thank you all in advance for your support for the Center for Cultural and Ethnic Studies at National University.
|Morning Session||Gender in the Middle East|
|10:00 a.m.||Welcome: Dr. Carol Richardson, Dean of the College of Letters and SciencesIntroductions: Dr. Lorna Zukas, Professor, Sociology and Global Studies, National University|
|10:15-11:00 a.m.||Dr. Valentine Moghadam, Director of the International Affairs Program and Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University: “Feminisms and Democratic Transitions: the Arab Spring in Comparative Perspective”
|11:00-11:45 a.m.||Dr. Rae Blumberg, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia: “Patriarchy, Petroleum, and the Middle East vs. the ‘Islamic Surprise’”|
|Comments and Questions: Dr. Huma Ahmed-Ghosh, Professor and Chair, Department of Women’s Studies, San Diego State University|
|12:15 -1:30 p.m.||Lunch|
|Afternoon Session||Journalistic Perspectives of the Everyday – Work, War, and Living|
|1:30 p.m.||Introductions: Dr. Duncan Campbell, Assistant Professor, History, National University|
|1:45-2:30 p.m.||Mr. Raymond Barnett, Journalist and author of Dubai Dreams: Inside the Kingdom of Bling|
|2:30-3:15 p.m.||Mr. Zuhair al-Jezairy, Journalist and author of The Devil You Don’t Know: Going Back to Iraq|
|3:15-3:45 p.m.||Comments and Questions: Dr. Shak Hanish, Associate Professor, Political Science, National University|
|3:45-4:30 p.m.||Refreshments and Book Signing|
This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation, Department of Women’s Studies, San Diego State University, Groundwork Books, and Trader Joe’s.